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Barbara Astman fonds
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Barbara Astman fonds

  • LA.SC123
  • Fonds
  • 1951–2021

Fonds consists of records of the artistic and academic career of Barbara Astman, chiefly in Toronto from the 1960s to the second decade of the 21st century, including photographs of her projects and exhibitions, correspondence and textual documentation of projects, personal and other photos and journals, and some audiovisual materials.

Contains series:

  1. Photographic documentation of art works
  2. Project records
  3. Portrait photographs
  4. Installation photographs of gallery exhibitions
  5. Teaching-related records
  6. Publicity material
  7. Audio and video recordings
  8. Journals
  9. Address books and notebooks
  10. Experimental work
  11. Process and preparatory material
  12. Art supplies, ephemera and found objects
  13. Personal correspondence
  14. Works by other artists
  15. Juvenilia
  16. Financial records

Astman, Barbara

[address book - 1]

Address book with cover decoration of colour xerox: image of Astman with patterned background, related to Sewn Me (promised gift to AGO). Back cover has collage element ("A Tranquil Heart").


Notebook: black, spiral bound. Contains notes on artistic activity and ideas, daily memoranda.

Datebook pages

Datebook pages, 2005, 2007, 2008, removed from 6-ring binder. Contains daily memoranda.

[address book - 2]

Address book with cover decoration of Polaroid transfer print, related to Untitled, Visual Narrative series. Note Polaroid transfers inside front and back covers.


Notebook: black / pink marbled with red spine and corners, hardcover. Contains 13 Polaroid prints with editorial notes, experimenting with different lighting conditions for "Beach" composition.

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